argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some cardamom, light Brandy/alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some cotton candy. Some straw in the finish. Medium body, some stickiness. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
A hazed golden ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a fruity esters, honey, oxidation present. In mouth, a smooth sweet malt, spices, honey, past date? On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept. 10 2011. BeerandBlues2 (13385) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, meal, cereal), light hops (herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pepper, coriander, ginger, and cardamom. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, grainy, hay, straw), average hops (herbal, floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pepper, honey, ginger, and cardamom. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish. crossovert (12943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
It pours a nice golden color with a foamy white head that billows up pretty high. It sticks for a bit and recedes but with not too much lacing.
Cardamom dominates the smell, though there is enough complexity coming from the oak and brandy. It also has a huge spicy Belgian yeast character and some medicinal/herbal hops.
The flavor is sweet with more of the brandy/oak flavor coming through. There is a huge fruitiness and the cardamom/yest spice.
The cardamom might be a little overused here, but all-in-all not a bad brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-22-2010 02:58:42 hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
750ml bottle. Deep golden pour with an averaged sized head. Lots of cardamon with wood, citrus and fruitiness. A little too spicy for me.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2013
750ml bottle @dmac’s shared by dmac-thin offwhite-hazy yellow. A-spice-cardamom, lt malt, yeast. T-spice-cardamom, lt malt, yeast. Pinball (12157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
clear yellow, smooth beige head.
spicy yeasty aroma. cardamom, spicy, belgian spices.
flavor is sweet, caramelly, malty, flowery, oranges, dry, slightly bretty. fruity.
slowrunner77 (12060) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
a nice beer from DFH and FFF. the alcohol is well hidden at 9.5%, the body tingly and medium to full. this golden ale smells of sweet malt, lots of spice (cardamom, which is fairly aggressive) and a hint of brandy and oak. the barreled portion comes through a little in the flavor, but this is a spiced ale first. Given high expectations for these two brewers, this was not a standout, but a pretty nice brew."
j12601 (12001) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Big and bright, nice big cardamom notes. Really gorgeous aromas. Medium bodied, with lots of cardamom, sweet and there’s a light metal note. Warm booze, sweetness, and toast on the finish. deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a clear gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of cardamom with some with a malt profile that consisted of hay, grain and rich wheat. There was also a hint of yeast and brandy. Flavor began with strong cardamom with wheat and yeast and a hint of brandy coming out in the finish.